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  • Bill Cause

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    "Cause is mostly known in the animation industry for replacing Otto Messmer and other Pat Sullivan's animators, who were drafted to fight in the First World War, at Sullivan's Studio. However, the series created by Cause, Box Car Bill, was unsuccessful."

    Germain A. (Gerry) Chiniquy

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    "Throughout his career, Chiniquy was involved with two animation studios: Warner Bros. and DePatie-Freleng Enterprises , where he worked as an animator with and under the supervision of Friz Freleng. Chiniquy started at Leon Schlesinger Productions in..."

    Bob Clampett

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    "By 12, Clampett had cartoons published by the Los Angeles Examiner. Later his father signed a contract to allow him to work after school with the Examiner alongside great cartoonists like Robert Day, Webb Smith, and Charles Phillipi. After graduatin..."

    Bob Clampett

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    "Animator, puppeteer, producer and director, most well known for working at Warner Bros. animating the Looney Tunes series. "

    Les Clark

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    "Les Clark was born in Ogden, Utah, in 1907. He attended the elementary school there until his parents decided to move to Los Angeles. It was there that he graduated from Venice Highschool, 4 days before he began working for Walt Disney. He joined the..."

    Art Clokey

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    "He was born in 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. When he was young, he was adopted by Joseph Clokey who was a dean of fine arts at Miami University. His father encouraged to develop his artistic skill. Clokey use to visit his grand father's farm and pl..."

    Benjamin (Ben) Clopton

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    "Clopton worked in the animation industry during its Golden Age. He started at Harrison-Gould Studio, and moved to Walt Disney Studios, where he animated the Oswald the Rabbit series, Iwerks Studio, Leon Schlesinger Productions, and lastly to Fleische..."

    Claude Coates

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    "Coates began his career with The Walt Disney Company in 1935 after earning a B.A. degree in architecture and fine arts from USC and studying at the Chouinard Art Institute. As a background painter at the Disney Studios, he contributed to the backgrou..."

    Herman R. Cohen

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    "Cohen was a long time animator working from the Golden Age of animation to the early 1970s at various studios. He animated the Betty Boop series at Fleischer Studios, animations featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Speedy Gonzales and Sylvester, among o..."

    Émile (Eugène Jean Louis) Courtet

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    "Émile Cohl was an important early independent cartoonist and animator, who was a caricaturist in the "Incoherent Movement" and has often been called "The Father of the Animated Cartoon.""

    Vincent Colby

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    "Vincent Colby was an American artist whose work was popular in the early 1900's. He briefly worked in the animation industry at Bray Studio, where he animated and possibly directed two short films, I Should Worry (1915) and Seven Cutey Puppies (1917)."

    Pinto Colvig

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    "Vance DeBar “Pinto” Colvig was born in Jacksonville, Oregon, Colvig is probably best known as the voice of Disney's Goofy and the original Bozo the Clown, a part he played for a full decade beginning in 1946.[1] He also provided the voice for Pra..."

    Hans Conreid

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    "Hans Georg Conried Jr., was raised in Baltimore, and New York City. He studied acting at Columbia University, and played many major classical roles onstage. After having been a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre Company, he was heard as Professo..."

    Fred Cooper

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    "Fred G. Cooper was born in Mc Minnville, OR. In 1904 he began his career in New York as a freelance designer and illustrator. He worked for several magazines and was a founding member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He was also a member of..."

    Émile Cohl

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    "Cohl was a French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator, who was among the first people to experiment with the animated cartoon. "

    Miguel Covarrubias

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    "Born in Mexico City, Miguel immigrated to New York City at the age of nineteen. Already an established artist in Mexico, he was able to quickly make a name for himself in the U.S. Mexican poet José Juan Tablada and New York Times critic/photographer..."

    Roland Crandall

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    "Roland Crandall - nicknamed "Doc" - was one of the most important animators to work for the Fleischer Bros., working on the Ko-Ko the Clown series, Betty Boop, and Popeye, as well as their feature Gulliver's Travels. In 1923 he married Julia Hoffman..."

    Mel Crawford

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    "Mel Crawford was born in Canada in 1925. He served in the Canadian Navy during World War II. He used his veteran's benefits to go to Royal Ontario College of Art. He then came to the U.S. in the 1940s to work for Disney Studios. He worked in animatio..."

    William “Bill” Crawford

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    "Crawford's cartoons were distributed to over 700 newspapers by the Newspaper Enterprise Association, the very first syndicate to disperse cover stories, features, illustrations and cartoons to the newspaper publishers. He was an editorial cartoonist ..."

    Fred Crippen

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    "Fred Crippen was born in the United States. Crippen is famous for being an animation director in many shorts and movies. Crippen’s occupational title is animation producer, director, writer and animator. He is one of those professional animators th..."

    Shamus Culhane

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    "Born in Massachusetts, worked in NY in twenties, moved to LA in 1930s,To Florida for Fleischer Studio in 1939. back to LA for Walter Lantz, after WWII to New York to participate in early TV advertising. Settled in NY and started own studio. Retired i..."

    Hoyt Curtin

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    "Hoyt Curtin is best known for his musical work and theme songs for numerous Hanna-Barbera cartoon series. He composed music and theme songs for shows such as "The Flintstones," "The Jetsons," "Yogi Bear," "Smurfs," "Jonny Quest," and "Scooby Doo.""

    Jack Cutting

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    "Cutting was one of the first, and most loyal, employees at Walt Disney Studios. Throughout his career at the studio, he moved through the ranks starting from being an in-betweener, an animator for the Mickey Mouse series, an assistant director to Dav..."

    Joseph (Joe) D’Igalo

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    "D'Igalo began his career in animation at Walt Disney Productions in 1930, where he worked on the Silly Symphonies and the Mickey Mouse series. Three years later, he moved to Walter Lantz Productions and helped with the creation of the Oswald the Rabb..."

    Cal Dalton

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    "Cal Dalton was an American animator who devoted his entire animation career to Leon Schlesinger Productions and Warner Bros. Cartoons.Dalton was first introduced to the field of animation at Romer Grey's studio and Ted Eshbaugh's studio, where he wor..."

    Tissa David

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    "Tissa David was born in Transylvania on January 5, 1921. She received her education at the Academy of Beaux Arts, as well as co-owning an animation studio at the same place. After beginning her animation career in 1943 in Budapest, David escaped to P..."

    Emanuel (Mannie) Davis

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    "Davis began his career in 1918 at Barré Studio where he worked on the Mutt and Jeff series. He left the studio in 1922 and moved to Fleischer Studios to work on the Out of the Inkwell series. After leaving the Fleischers in 1924, Davis joined Aesop..."

    James (Jim) Davis

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    "Davis started in the animation industry as an in-betweener for Walt Disney Productions in 1936. In the same year, he became an animator at Harman-Ising Productions, later at Leon Schlesinger Productions, and Fleischer Studios. While at the later stud..."

    Arthur (Art) Davis

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    "Arthur Davis was born on June 14th, 1905 in Yonkers, New York. He started his animation career in early 30s and moved around many studios and worked on over 200 animations as a director and animator. He worked some time at Screen Gems, and moved onto..."

    Marc Davis

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    "Began working with Disney on December 2nd 1935, during the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He developed and animated many of the best-remembered characters, including Thumper from Bambi (1942), Cinderella (1951), Tinker Bell in Peter P..."

    Virginia Davis

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    "Virginia began taking dance and dramatic lessons at age two. A couple of years later, when Walt Disney was struggling with his first Studio, Laugh-O-gram Films in Kansas City, he happened to see Virginia in a Warneke's Bread advertisement in a local ..."

    Gene Deitch

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    "Gene Deitch was a frequent contributor to The Record Changer, a jazz magazine, from 1945 to 1951. He started out as an apprentice in UPA studios, working as an Assistant Production Designer on the first Mister Magoo cartoons for Columbia Pictures. Wi..."

    Andreas Deja

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    "Deja has worked in Disney more than two decades. He was always a fan of Disney since he was little. He wanted to become an animator in Disney studio when he saw Jungle Book at 10 years old. Then he went to art school to study graphic design and human..."

    David H. DePatie

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    "David Hudsen DePatie was born in Shiprock, New Mexico. Not much is mentioned about his early life."

    John Dilworth

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    "1991-present President, STRETCH FILMS, Inc. Animation Studio founded by John R. Dilworth, producing and directing award-winning films that have been screened at film festivals and theaters worldwide, and have been included in film programs at the Met..."

    Walt Disney

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    "In 1919, Walt landed a job with the Pesmen-Rubin Commercial Art Studio making $50 a month. There, he met a young artist named Ubbe Iwwerks. The two became friends and formed their own company called Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists. Ubbe handled the ..."

    Edward (Eddie, Ed) Donnelly

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    "Donnelly's career in the animation industry is mostly associated with Paul Terry and his two animation studios, Aesop's Fables Studio and Terrytoons. Donnelly started at the former studio in 1926. When Aesop's Fables Studio was reorganized and rename..."

    Albert Dorne

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    "Dorne's life was a true "rags to riches" story. He worked as a newsboy, an office boy, a prize fighter, an art studio assistant, and then rose to become a highly respected illustrator, teacher and entrepreneur."

    Paul Dreissen

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    "After attending the Academy of Arts, Utrecht he at first set out to be an illustrator and pitched to several magazines to become a cartoonist. However while searching for work he landed a job at the Cine Cartoon Center in Hilversum, Holland where lea..."

    George Dunning

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    "George Dunning is accredited with many accomplishments but, he is mostly known for his work on The Beatle's animation, The Yellow Submarine. He had joined the National Film Board of Canada in 1943 after studying at the Ontario School of Arts. He dire..."

    Earl Duvall

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    "Duvall had a promising but short lived career in the animation industry. He first started working as a layout artist and later a member of the story department at Walt Disney Productions. During this time, he also worked as a cartoonist on Mickey Mou..."

    Evyind Earle

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    "Eyvind Earle has enjoyed a prolific career spanning 60 years. Eyvind Earle began painting at the age of 10 and the diligent young artist's work matured so quickly his paintings were exhibited in France by the time he was 13. From the time of his firs..."

    Robert Edmunds

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    "Robert Edmunds had a very brief career in the animation industry. He worked as an animator for Walt Disney on the Alice Comedies series in 1927, and Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising in 1931 on the Bosko series."

    Rudolph Eggeman

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    "Eggeman was briefly employed at Fleischer Studios as an animator working on the Betty Boop series."

    Harvey Eisenberg

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    "Inker/Assistant Animator at Fleishcer studio, 1930-31 and at Van Buren studio from 30-36. Worked on Tom and Jerry from 1941 to 45 as a layout artist. Worked again with Hanna-Barbera from 1960-1965 as a Character Designer, Layout artist, and storyboar..."

    Isadore (Izzy) Ellis

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    "Ellis had a long career in the animation industry, which started at Ub Iwerks Studio in 1935. After three years, Ellis moved to Leon Schlesinger Productions, and worked as an animator on Porky Pig animations and Looney Tunes. After Schlesinger's stud..."

    Leslie (Les) Elton

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    "He began his career in the animation industry during the silent period. He was first hired as an animator by Bray Studios, and was soon promoted to the position of director. Subsequently, he worked on the Cinema Luke, and The Whoozit Weekly series fo..."

    Pete Emslie

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    "Following school, freelanced as a cartoonist including regular work for newspaper, The Ottawa Citizen from 1978 to 1984. Moved to Toronto in 1984 to work for Disney Canada Consumer Products, illustrating Disney characters for various merchandise. Rel..."

    Jules Engels

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    "Jules Engels was a prolific American animator, artist, director and teacher, where he founded the Experimental Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts, where he worked until his death in 2003, serving as a mentor to new generations ..."

    Ted Eshbaugh

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    "He began his career in the animation industry at Van Beuren Studios where he animated and directed the Rainbow Parade series. The same year, he left the studio and founded his own independent animation company, Ted Eshbaugh Studios, which operated un..."

    Bill Etra

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    "The featured link of the month is dedicated to the recently deceased Bill Etra, a pioneer in the field of video art and a co-inventer of the Rutt/Etra Video Synthes..."

    Osmond (Ozzie) Evans

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    "He started as an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios in the late 1930s and worked on Donald Duck and Ferdinand the Bull animations. In the 1940s, Evans worked for Ted Eshbaugh and US Army Air Force First Motion Picture Unit, where he animated t..."

    Paul Fennell

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    "Paul Fennell was a storyboard artist who got his start as an animator at Disney Studios in 1933, contributing as an uncredited animator to shorts such as Mickey's Mellerdrammer (1933), Mic..."

    Norman Ferguson

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    "Norm Ferguson was hired by Walt Disney in 1929. It was not until 1931 when Norm finally received recognition through his creation of Pluto. No other animator had the same handle on the character than him. His skill on handling Pluto was showcased in ..."

    Oskar Fischinger

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    "An interest in combining music and conceptual designs brought Fischinger to experiment with sound synchronization on film (this was a newer process at the time). He created a series of works titled Studies. Fischinger achieved success in 1930 with ex..."

    Oskar Fischinger

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    "Oskar Fischinger was a German-American painter, filmmaker and abstract animator. He invented several tools and techniques for special effects. While personally producing a vast amount of abstract fine art and film, he also collaborated with pioneer f..."

    Dudley Fisher

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    "Dudley Fisher was born in 1890 in Columbus, Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University, attempting an architecture education. He soon dropped out in order to be a layout artist at the Columbus Dispatch newspaper. During World War I, he worked as a p..."

    Dave Fleischer

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    "First generation American Jew who grew up in Manhattan. His father had emigrated from Austria in the late 1880’s. He and his brother, Max, distributed their Out of the Inkwell Series by themselves in mid-1921. Sometime in 1922 they signed with dist..."

    Max Fleischer

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    "Max Fleischer was an American inventor born in Hungary, who moved to the United States with his family at the age of 4 and later became a filmmaker, animator, director and producer, famous for serving as the head of his own animation studio, Fleisch..."

    Ward Fleming

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    "Ward Fleming is a contemporary artist whose interest lies in the continuation and expansion of the technique of pinscreen animation. "